Award sponsors confirmed

Marlborough businesses are getting behind the new-look Marlborough Sports Awards with major sponsors for all five categories now able to be confirmed.

Scenic Group will sponsor the Sportsman of the Year section, More FM the Sportswoman of the Year award, Moa Beer will sponsor the Sports Team of the Year, Redwood Trust the Junior Sportsman of the Year category and NMIT the Junior Sportswoman of the Year. The five category winners will go forward to vie for the major award of the evening, the Marlborough Sportsperson of the Year Trophy, sponsored by the Marlborough Express, Blenheim Round Table and Sport Tasman.

The awards night will take place at the Scenic Group Marlborough Convention Centre on Monday, November 18.

The guest speaker is former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry and veteran sports broadcaster John McBeth will be MC. Nomination forms will be sent to sporting organisations.

The number of nominees is expected to be up from last year when 33 nominees from 27 sports were feted at the awards evening.

Inquiries to Peter Jones,, 027 441 1654.

The Marlborough Express